The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has named LeAnn Harley as its director of marketing and communications.
CRP Automotive has published its 2014 ContiTech Belts & Belt Kits Catalog, a 432-page applications guide that includes timing belts, serpentine belts, elast belts, silent and tough grip belts, as well as several different timing belt kit offerings.
To allow for easy fit and installation for all makes and models, the catalog provides measurements in inches. The ContiTech 2014 Belts & Belt Kits Catalog features applications, including many original equipment listings, for a wide range of vehicle makes including Asian, European and domestic passenger cars, vans, light trucks, and SUVs from Acura to Volvo. Select applications of some popular light and medium trucks are also included.
Helpful catalog sections include a vehicle and part number lookup, belt troubleshooting, an Interchange Guide, and the proper steps needed to replace the various types of belts. These sections are supplemented by illustrations showing the contents of each belt kit.
CRP says ContiTech belts and belt kits are backed by CRP’s automotive standard of excellence.
For more information, visit www.contibelts.com.
Modern Tire Dealer’s European Writer John Stone visited the recent Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany, where the latest tire production innovations were on display.
Bear’s Tires Inc. in San Diego, Calif. won the first place prize in the fourth-quarter Nexen Next Level sweepstakes. Owner Mike Power's tire purchases earned him a $30,000 award.
The leader of the United Steelworkers union says the International Trade Commission has made "a huge mistake" in not imposing tariffs on truck and bus tires from China. And based on early feedback from Modern Tire Dealer readers, tire dealers and particularly retreaders agree.
Tireco Inc. has added six sizes to its commercial van lineup, which features the new Milestar Steelpro MS597S.
No tariffs will be assessed on truck and bus tires manufactured in China and imported into the U.S. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has upended the tariff investigation by voting today against imposing tariffs on these products.
Tyrexpo Asia 2017 and the inaugural edition of GarageXpo Asia will be held in conjunction with each other March 21-23, 2017, in Singapore. The events are organized by SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has been named the world’s most admired tiremaker by Fortune magazine for the fifth straight year.
Allpart Supply Inc. has opened a training facility in Arlington, Texas, for wheel balancing and automotive lift owners and operators.
Colleen Horn Doyle, a fourth-generation member of the McCarthy family, is the new corporate attorney for McCarthy Tire Service Inc.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is recalling certain Discover M+S Sport tires in 15- through 19-inch sizes. The potential number of units affected is 7,067.
Tire Factory Inc. members have rebranded the vast majority of their 206 stores to the Point S banner at a breakneck pace. And leaders of the Oregon-based cooperative are unveiling new programs with two big hopes: the momentum of current members continues, and more independent tire dealers join their network.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $69.3 million on net sales of $783.9 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. That compares to income of $59.2 million on sales of $775.5 million for the same period in 2015.
ATV Inc. has acquired six stores in the greater Los Angeles metro area. The purchase expands ATV's network of American Tire Depot stores to 98 outlets, all in California.
The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) has joined the social media content platform developed by the Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Automotive Marketing Foundation (AMF).